Cornell University has decided to establish a College of Business within the university. The College of Business will be in place beginning at the start of the next academic year. This is indeed big news for Cornell as well as for students seeking to pursue business majors at highly selective universities. Apparently, Cornell’s new College of Business will feature 2,900 undergraduate and graduate students as well as 145 faculty members. The university’s goal is that it becomes a top ten business school, as reported by “The Cornell Daily Sun.”
According to a piece on Cornell’s new College of Business in “The Cornell Daily Sun” by Zachary Silver entitled “Cornell to Establish College of Business,” “The new college, which will require approval through a charter change by the Board of Trustees in January, will consist of programs from Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration, the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and the Johnson Graduate School of Management. Each school will continue to maintain its own identity, according to [Provost Michael] Kotlikoff. Kotlikoff asserts that three main benefits will come out of the new college, including enhanced opportunities for all members of the college, a better environment for research for faculty and an overall more effective structure among Cornell’s business programs. The new college will also allow Cornell to expand its initiatives and programs at home and abroad.”
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